The Baseball Desert

Sunday, August 29, 2004

My man Johan

The Angels' winning streak ran into a brick wall yesterday in the shape of Johan Santana, who pitched yet another gem to help the Twins beat the Angels.

I've still not seen Santana pitch this season (last night I got caught up in the Clemens vs. Zambrano matchup), but I really should try to do so whilst he is still in Cy Young mode:
Santana, who is now 15-6, has won his last seven starts and his last eight decisions, going 13-2 since June 9 with a 1.66 ERA. Since then he has almost twice as many strikeouts (152) as hits and walks allowed (60 and 24 for a total of 84). He leads the American League in strikeouts with 213.